Custom 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa Debuts at SEMA in K&N Booth

Three weeks, more than two hundred man hours and a 28 hour non-stop drive from Louisville, Kentucky to Las Vegas, Nevada all add up to a brand new K&N 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa on display for the first time at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) 2007.

K&N 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
K&N 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Hand Made See Thru Clutch Cover
Hand Made See Thru Clutch Cover
Two brothers, Jeremy and Jason Cantwell of Derby City Customs, were given the career opportunity of a lifetime after a K&N Engineering Manager saw their custom Twin Turbo ZX10. “K&N wanted our custom ZX10 for its SEMA booth,” said Jeremy Cantwell. “It was sold so I suggested K&N put its trust in Derby City Customs. We said we’d do a bigger and better bike and my brother and I went to work.”

Even though the Cantwell’s run a full service family business they started custom designing the 2008 Suzuki. The end result was no sleep and a show stopper at the SEMA K&N booth.

The 2008 Suzuki is equipped with:
Triple Trees: Custom 4 Degree Raked
Swingarm: Solid Billet Aluminum Single-sided Custom Friction Drive
Suspension: Custom Air Bag Rear Suspension
Front Wheel: RC Components Czar Eclipse – 21 x 3.5
Rear Wheel: RC Components Czar Eclipse – 20 x 10
Paint Work: Airbrush by Kent and Justin Hansford
Clutch Cover: Hand Made See Thru
Air Filter: K&N High-Flow Air Filter SU-1308 / SU-1308R
Oil Filter: K&N Performance Oil Filter

Jeremy and Jason Cantwell
Jeremy and Jason Cantwell

Custom seat on 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
Custom seat on 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
“The see through clutch cover is really cool,” said Cantwell. “It was my idea and Jason made it. The whole concept was to add a more mechanical look to the bike by seeing into the engine.”

Jason and Jeremy Cantwell build around eight choppers and sport bikes every year. Their next project will be a Chopper for Harrah’s Riverboat Casino in Indiana. “It will include K&N air and oil filters,” said Cantwell. “When we think of filters we think of K&N and would not put anything else on our custom bikes.”

The Cantwell’s said the SEMA experience with K&N was great.  For more information see K&N's video on the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa.  Make sure to check out all K&N videos.

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